Before you relax in a ginger tea bath, be sure you're aware of any potential ginger tea bath side effects, risks, and precautions.
Ginger tea is so well known for the many ways it can help and heal us when it's enjoyed as a beverage, but ginger tea isn't only a delicious, refreshing drink... This herbal tea has many wonderful topical benefits, as well!
However, before using any tea topically - say, in a tea bath, compress, or therapeutic steam - it's important to educate yourself about any possible precautions, side effects, or even contraindications associated with topical use of that tea.
Before you sink into a relaxing, refreshing bath with ginger tea, take a few minutes to browse through these tips and precautions.
Ginger tea's detox benefits can carry on after your bath and even to the next day. So, if you find yourself feeling somewhat achy and tired, and have a runny nose or a bit of congestion afterwards or the day following your bath, your body may be continuing to release toxins. Be very gentle with yourself, get some extra rest, and drink plenty of fluids to encourage the detoxification process.
Before adding ginger tea to bath time (for you or anyone in your family), it's a good idea to check with your healthcare provider or herbal practitioner about any potential risks or cautions.
This is especially important if you are being treated for or taking any prescribed or over-the-counter medications or herbal remedies for any particular condition or illness, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or any heart concern.
If you're expecting a little one (congratulations, by the way!), please avoid bathing with ginger tea until you've asked your healthcare provider about any possible risks for you and your baby.
And, please do not give an infant or toddler a bath with ginger tea without consulting with your healthcare professional first.
Ginger tea added to a bath may irritate sensitive skin, causing it to become red and itchy. So, if you have delicate skin, approach bathing with ginger tea with caution. Ask your dermatologist if bathing with ginger tea is a good choice for you, and, you may want to consider another beneficial tea bath, such as a chamomile tea bath or a Rooibos tea bath, instead.
Because ginger tea is such an effective and powerful detoxifier, it's suggested that bathing with this herbal tisane be limited to only once or twice per week, at the most.
As with any of the countless herbal tisanes available to us, ginger tea has so many health and wellness benefits. However, herbal teas do come with possible risks, side effects, and contraindications, as well. Before you add any new tea to your tea stash or your bath routine for any reason, it's essential to ensure this is a healthy, safe choice for you and your family.